The role of women in post war development and administration of Juba Town, Southern Sudan

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Kampala International University; College of Humanities and Social Science
The study aimed at analyzing and describing the role of Women in the post war development of Juba Town, South Sudan. It covered two main Women Organizations in Juba: Women Desk Department of the Archdiocese of Juba, and the General Women Union Association of Juba. Women Desk department is purely Catholic, while the general Union is a multipurpose or comprises of different denominations. The study was confined on these two departments because it was easier to collect the necessary information needed. The also aimed at how to combine skills women have, together with those of men to bear fruit more effectively on development programmes. Among the traits studied were the educated workingwomen, who qualified for the Questionnaire, and the uneducated working class who were interviewed through the discussion guide. The findings indicated that women in Juba have undergone many difficulties during the War, which are hindering them from full participation in the development process. However, it was found out that despite all these challenges, women can perform well based on their endurance of hardships during the war - and this can only be materialized when given the chance of empowerment, and full participation in the development process of Juba town. The recommendations advanced included: stopping of violence against Women, providing proper education for women, involving full participation of women in decision-making process, creating unity among women, forming women groups, bringing the perpetrators to court for justice, availing government support to women, and rendering respect towards women. Women can contribute to bring change in Juba, because they managed to keep their families during the War. They have potential which need to be put to practice only through empowerment and full participation. The past experiences need to be abandoned and a new chapter must be opened. More Research is needed on such phenomenon in order to fully realize the positive role women can play in the development of south Sudan in general and Juba Town in particular.
A dissertation submitted to the School of Post Graduate Studies in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Award of the Degree of Master of Arts in Development Administration and Management of Kampala International University
Role of women in post war development, Administration, Juba Town, Southern Sudan